Saturday, August 29, 2020

Things To Do - Learn Some History

Picture of sneaker with green shoelaces
History of Shoelaces

If your experience of learning history ended in school, with memorizing a list of dates and the names of kings and presidents and generals, you are missing out on discovering some intriguing facts. Why not take some time while we are sheltering in place to learn some other aspects of history.

Have you ever considered that common everyday objects may not have always been the same as we encounter them nowadays? Check out this history of everyday household objects, such as chopsticks and forks, playing cards and pillows.

Ever wondered when doorknobs came to be? How long has mankind used shoelaces? Who invented ladders?

Foods are interesting to explore. How did the iconic European breads like Dutch tiger bread, German pretzels, and French baguettes come about? What’s the story behind fruitcake? Even candy has a sweet history.

How was the Eiffel Tower built in 2 years, 2 months and 5 days? Find out about this marvel of engineering.

Some engineering feats are being lost to the advance of civilization. Learn how the Inuit used to build igloos.

Be sure to share the fun facts you learn with your friends. Curious minds want to know.

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